pyjamas
chiefly British variant of pajamas

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pyjamas — is the standard spelling in BrE, but in AmE it is pajamas. It is a plural noun in ordinary use (Whose pyjamas are these?), but takes a singular form when used attributively (i.e. before a noun, as in pyjama jacket and pyjama suit) …   Modern English usage

  • Pyjamas — Py*ja mas, or, chiefly U. S., Pajamas Pa*ja mas, n. pl. A garment, similar to the Oriental {pyjama} (which see), adopted among Europeans, Americans, and other Occidentals, for wear in the dressing room and during sleep; also, a suit of drawers… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyjamas — → pijama …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • pyjamas — (US pajamas) ► PLURAL NOUN 1) a suit of loose trousers and jacket for sleeping in. 2) loose trousers with a drawstring waist, worn by both sexes in some Asian countries. ORIGIN from the Persian words for leg + clothing …   English terms dictionary

  • pyjamas — [pə jä′məz, pəjam′əz] pl.n. Brit. sp. of PAJAMAS …   English World dictionary

  • pyjamas — (BE) see also pajamas n. a pair of pyjamas * * * (BE) see pajamas a pair of pyjamas …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pyjamas — py|ja|mas BrE pajamas AmE [pəˈdʒa:məz US ˈdʒæ , ˈdʒa: ] n [plural] 1.) a soft pair of trousers and a top that you wear in bed ▪ striped pyjamas 2.) loose trousers that are tied around the waist, worn by Muslim men or women >pyjama adj [only… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pyjamas — [[t]pɪʤɑ͟ːməz[/t]] N PLURAL: also a pair of N (The spelling pajamas is used in American English. The forms pyjama and pajama are used as modifiers.) A pair of pyjamas consists of loose trousers and a loose jacket that people, especially men, wear …   English dictionary

  • pyjamas — especially BrE also pajamas especially AmE noun (plural) 1 a soft, loose pair of trousers and a top that you wear in bed: a pair of striped pyjamas 2 pyjama party a party where all the guests are asked to wear pyjamas 3 loose trousers that are… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pyjamas — especially BrE also pajamas especially AmE noun (plural) 1 a soft, loose pair of trousers and a top that you wear in bed: a pair of striped pyjamas 2 pyjama party a party where all the guests are asked to wear pyjamas 3 loose trousers that are… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pyjamas */ — UK [pəˈdʒɑːməz] / US [pəˈdʒɑməz] noun [plural] 1) a) comfortable trousers and a shirt that you wear in bed a pair of pyjamas He was still in his pyjamas. b) any clothes that you wear to bed 2) a loose pair of cotton trousers that some people in… …   English dictionary

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